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Social capital accumulation and the evolution of social partecipation

  • Antoci, Angelo

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    (Associazione Italiana per la Cultura della Cooperazione e del Non Profit)

  • Sacco, Pier Luigi

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    (Associazione Italiana per la Cultura della Cooperazione e del Non Profit)

  • Vanin, Paolo

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    (Associazione Italiana per la Cultura della Cooperazione e del Non Profit)

We study the co-evolution of social participation and social capital accumulation, taking the view that the former contributes to the latter, and both contribute to the enjoyment of relational goods Within this framework, we show that a process of substitution of private for social activities (observable in some advanced, affluent economies), might be self-reinforcing and lead to a Pareto-dominated steady state. We find some scope for policy intervention, but we also acknowledge its difficulty.

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Paper provided by Associazione Italiana per la Cultura della Cooperazione e del Non Profit in its series AICCON Working Papers with number 5-2004.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 20 Dec 2004
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Handle: RePEc:ris:aiccon:2004_005
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